Remove WildTangent
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WildTangent | Type: Adware
WildTangent is an online gaming plugin bundle from Wildtangent.com, containing
the WildTangent Web Driver, WildTangent Multiplayer Library, WildTangent Updater and WildTangent GameChannel.
WildTangent is downloaded as a standard setup .exe file
or installed by an activeX control from the vendor's web site. WildTangent
is also bundled with Games from WildTangent and some WinAmp plugins.
Some Internet Service providers such as
Verizon and Bellsouth
install the WildTangent software. Some desktops from HP
comes with WildTangent installed. AOL Instant Messenger 5.5 bundles
WildTangent Multiplayer Library,
Updater and WebDriver without any notice in the End User License Agreement.
Symantec support
has more information about how WildTangent is installed on the users' system.


WildTangent has an automatic update feature:
'The WildTangent Updater, or wcmdmgr.exe, as it is known to your computer system,
is our automated support engine; because of the complexity and rapid innovation of
cutting-edge 3d hardware these days, we have decided on an automated solution for
supporting all the latest hardware out there. The Updater allows your computer to
periodically check in with our servers and see if an update is available. If so, it
downloads and installs the new version without interrupting your work.'
Source
You can configure WildTangent not to update automatically.


WildTangent use Globally Unique Identifiers (GUIDs) when connecting
their servers in order to identify
your installation of the software. These GUIDs are not shared with any third parties
according to the vendor.

The vendor's write-up about the information WildTangent collects:
'We collect certain system configuration information through our software such as your computer's
CPU speed, video card configuration, and DirectX version. We use this information to adjust the
way our games and other software work in order to ensure their best possible performance. We also
collect certain product usage information through our software such as the number of product
launches and time spent playing a product.

Our software includes a service that updates the GameChannel menu located in your Start folder
with the latest games. Periodically, your computer will connect to our servers to receive the
latest product updates. New product availability information or messages are transparently and
unobtrusively transferred to your computer in the background, allowing you to review them later
when you're off-line. You can access these product updates in the Game Channel folder of your
start menu.'
Source



A presentation from Symantec mentions
WildTangent (Swedish).
WildTangent properties:
• Shows commercial adverts
• Hides from the user
• Stays resident in background

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WildTangent manual removal

Delete registry values:
Browse to the key:'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
Delete the value 'wcmdmgr'
Delete directories:
wt

Geolocation of WildTangent

This map reveals the prevalence of WildTangent. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States, Canada, New Zealand, Philippines and Mexico.

QR code for WildTangent removal instructions

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The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like WildTangent are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall WildTangent right in your pocket.
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Information added: 2004-03-19 10:00
Information updated: 2012-04-12 09:38

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Users comments about WildTangent:

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Nicole
Can anyone confirm if Wild Tangent is virus ridden and spyware ridden like it used to be?
I have 2 boys that want to continually play games from there.
Thanks for everyones help.
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Tom
Ok, I had a look in my Program Files - in the WildTangent folder there were a couple of uninstallers; I ran these and now the WT icon appears to have vanished from my Games folder and the Programs and Features section of my Control Panel. Success! Hope this helps the rest of you...
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wfgwjth
lolololol "we have 2 request to stop billing us in some random forum again...lets get right on that team!"
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Lina House
PLEASE cancel my membership. Stop billing my credit card....I do not wish to continue as a member or to use your services.

Thank you,
Lina House

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<Guest>
i need for the fourth time i am asking will please stop taking out $6.99 every week or just cancel my subsription and if that does not work i will get my lawyer ta take care of this i am asking nicely this time next time .mrs.challe
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<Guest>
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My spybot won't remove it.
It says the Wildtagent is saved onto my memory.
And it's not in Install/ uninstall programs.
And that didn't work.
And it won't load up sites that will help.
Any ideas on how to fix it.
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Guest
I let Spybot remove it. However, I see a file named WildTangent in my program files. Should I remove that too?
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Guest
Let Spybot remove it.
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redtamalera
removed Wild Tangent and got the same dll error everyone else gets so I went online to find a way to remove it, found one and now my computer will either stay on the Windows screen in a kinda dull lit way with no way to make it change or it will go into the bios boot mode and stay there. If I hit reset it will boot into my user but I know this isn&#039;t good, have any ideas? Desperate!
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ipsmile
Did not work using msconfig to disable WildTangent, could not delete the entry from the registry either. Some how the entry was placed back right after deletion. The registry entry is at
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
Appreciate if you could share any info, [email protected]
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